Category Archives: University of Toronto

$27-million investment to fast-track stem cell research at U of T

Toronto, ON – Discovering stem cells here was just the beginning. Now, the University of Toronto is pushing the frontiers of regenerative medicine even further with a $27-million investment in 20 transformative projects. The team projects, which range from attempting … Continue reading

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University of Toronto scientists solve puzzle of converting CO₂ emissions to fuel

Toronto, ON – Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming – and quite likely our own eventual extinction – by injecting about 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere. A team of scientists from the University … Continue reading

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How Bacteria Invade: New study sheds light on age-old mystery

Toronto, ON –  They’re small, unassuming – and potentially deadly. And while most bacteria are rendered harmless by the body’s defense mechanisms, to date there has been very little understanding of exactly how bacteria are able to navigate the blood … Continue reading

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Many life-saving defibrillators behind locked doors during off-hours, study finds

Toronto, ON –  When a person suffers cardiac arrest, there is a one in five chance a potentially life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is nearby. But up to 30 per cent of the time, the device is locked inside a … Continue reading

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Former Rotman Associate Dean Named President of the Academy of Management

Toronto, ON – A senior professor and former associate dean with experience as an educator and researcher in strategy, organizations and global health has been elected and installed as president of the Academy of Management (AOM), the preeminent professional association … Continue reading

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Researchers Uncover New Cyber-Espionage Operation Targeting the Syrian Opposition

Toronto, ON – A new report from the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto reveals a new cyber-espionage operation targeting the Syrian opposition.  The operation used clever deceptions to trick targets into opening … Continue reading

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U of T Lab Retrofit “An Historic Investment In Canadian Science And Innovation”

Toronto, ON –  In what University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation,” the federal and provincial governments are joining with the university to provide almost $190 million to upgrade almost half of … Continue reading

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UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab Accepting Applications from Technology and Machine Learning Ventures

Toronto, ON – The Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is the world’s premier seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based ventures. The Lab is now accepting applications from ventures to be part of its fifth … Continue reading

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Higher-income students have an edge when it comes to working memory

Toronto, ON – University of Toronto and MIT researchers have discovered important differences between lower and higher-income children in their ability to use “working memory,” a key brain function responsible for everything from remembering a phone number to doing math … Continue reading

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“Perfect storm” brought sea louse epidemic to BC salmon: University of Toronto study

Toronto, ON – High ocean temperatures and poor timing of parasite management likely led to an epidemic of sea lice in 2015 throughout salmon farms in British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Strait, a University of Toronto-led study has found. The sea lice … Continue reading

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